Friday, October 15, 2010


At Penang International Airport before flying with Firefly to Aceh
Just arrived home safely from Aceh three days ago, after being there for four days, from 9 to 12 October 2010. With me were 4 lecturers, 6 Phd students, and 14 Master (Mixed Mode) students of ISDEV, totalling 25 altogether.
The aims were many, as follows:

1. Accompanying the Master students in their Wisata Spiritual Tsunami which includes a tour to places related to tsunami, a discussion with Aceh Development Planning Agency (Badan Perencanaan Pembangunan Daerah Aceh, BAPEDDA), and a discussion between ISDEV Master students and postgraduate students of Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Ar-Raniry;

2. Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between ISDEV and the Faculty of Shari`ah of the Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Ar-Raniry, Banda Aceh;

3. Fulfilling an invitation from the Faculty of Shari`ah, IAIN Ar-Raniry, together with ISDEV Deputy Director Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad, to speak at its International Seminar on Islamic Economics and Finance; and
4. Establishing networking with important figures in Aceh.
The details of each of the missions will follow in subsequent postings, InshaAllah.

Briefing by Sis Ilani Mat Nawi, the Secretary of the Trip Committee at Penang International Airport before boarding the flight

Received at Aceh International Airport by Dr Nazaruddin A. Wahid, the Dean of the Faculty of Shari`ah of the IAIN Ar-Raniry (extreme right) and Bapak H. Syamsunan Mahmud, the Ketua Dewan Pertimbangan, Aceh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2nd from right)

Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (4th from right) with MISDEV10 students at Aceh International Airport

Mess Bank Indonesia, the accommodation at which our graduate students stayed

On arrival at the Bank Indonesia Mess
Wisma Lampriek beside the Mess Bank Indonesia, where ISDEV lecturers stayed
Lounge at the Wisma Lampriek

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